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host: the candidates are focusing on 9 swing states. president obama in iowa today. mr. romney was in nevada and colorado yesterday and will be and i what today. there are nine states considered battlegrounds. we kick off our coverage of them all. we will begin a florida later on on "washington journal." talking to people on both sides of the aisle. we will begin with those late the ciders. how did you make up your mind? or if you think you are going to make up your mind and the last 13 days, we want to assure you as well. if you are supporting governor 1.mney called calle202-585-388 if you are supporting obama call 202-585-3880 0. if you are supporting another candidate call 202-585-3882. go to twitter.com campaign 2012. how did you make up your mind and when? since the first presidential debate how and when did you make up your mind? late decider is only. or if you think you were going to make up your mind during the next 13 days. here is the wall street journal. candidates a bottle to lock up key states. mitt romney will spend much of the final two weeks of the campaign pres
issues, as governor romney has. >> the president had created this false image of mitt romney in the minds of some voters that was completely knocked down in that first debate. and i think now what's becoming apparent in these debates is that the president has no plan for the next four years. he's failed to outline any sort of ideas how he'll govern the country in his words forward over the next four years. and that's why these debates have mattered more than ever. tomorrow is his last chance to tell us what he's going to do over the next four years. >> and good morning. it is monday, october 22nd. and folks here in boca have been up since 2:00 in the morning. there are 15 days to go until election day, and we're live from racks downtown eatery, where everyone is here in boca raton, florida, just miles away from lynn university where the final presidential debate will take place tonight. welcome, everyone. it's good to have you here. we have a great crowd here. >> it's unbelievable. >> can you believe this? >> great crowd in here. they're all packed out there. >> they're wide awake. >> mik
mitt romney's ads say. we know what he'll do. anpresident obama: i'm barack romneyobama and... i approve this message. >> live and in hd, this is abc 7 "news at noon," on your side. s backne of route 1 i in howard county after a terrible morning crash. >> it claimed the life of three co- workers. snarled all morning at bwi marshall airport. >> this graphic image shows the this deadlyng accident, with a mangled mass of metal. the chevy ended up pinned under the tractor-trailer. >> a tractor-trailer takes some turn and everybody's in a hurry. >> the bodies were excavated from the car. three men traveling in the vehicle died at the scene. devastating accident that for hours near route 100. >> they really need to do a speed control. 50 miles an hour is a little much. the preliminary investigation indicates the chevy was traveling at a high rate of 1.ed northbound on u.s. the truck driver attempted to into theft turn as the parking lot k the side ofstruc the trailer. people heard a massive explosion. gonna.e people are -- gone. >> the driver of the tractor-trailer is shaken up. >> the
romney triz ig to win the election as barack obama in 2008. >> the challenges we face are bigger than the smallness of our politics. >> this is a big choice. this is an election about big things. >> we need a much bolder and much bigger set of solutions. >> given the big challenges we have and the big election we have, it's time for a big change. >> we'll change this country and we will change the world. >> paul ryan and i represent a big change for america. >> we are four days away from bringing change to america. >> on november 7th it's going to start getting better just with the news we've voted for big change. >> the time for change has come. >> there's time for a big change. >> romney's rhetoric isn'ts the only thing that has an odd de va have you quality to it. governor romney will deliver a policy speech? iowa on the economy. according to excerpts he will present a few goals that sound obama-esque. quote -- but in reality, and be off the stump romney's economic policies couldn't be more of a departure from the current administration. phil philip rucker writes in "the washington
ryan. mitt romney starts his speech from aims iowa aids say it is important but they won't say what is in it so we'll have to wait and see. and then romney flies back to canton ohio. ohio is seen as the most important swing state in this election. here is the president there yesterday. >> obama: if mitt romney had been president when the auto try was on the verge of collapse we might not have an american auto industry today. >> you can see that appealing to the worker-class voters. early voting could give president obama theed a advantage. ho stopped off to vote early yesterday. more bill press is coming up live after the break, and as always we are love in chat and would love to see you there. we can join us there at current.com/billpress. see you on the other side of the break. highest priority on election day. besides, you can always dvr my show. you really cant' dvr the future of the country. to help you make informed decisions, watch current tv's politically direct lineup. only on current tv. so vote and vote smart. [ male announcer ] pillsbury grands biscuits
until the election. impacting the trail.n today's rallyor mitt romney and vice president joe biden for the weekend were canceled. john mccain was campaigning in formmonwealth of virginia mitt romney. was there and joins us from the newsroom. senator mccain was comparing the campaign to his own ago?years right.lutely first, the cancellations. a big rally also scheduled for president with bill clinton monday in prince william county air. in the governor mcdonnell says worst- scenario, he can postpone day, although that is not likely. another twist in an already unpredictable race. slip on theional understandable, but the of the path sat down of controlled tv interviews. t is now the biggest concern. while joe biden stumped in wisconsin and continue to mock make romney -- out there is a lot of qualified women. >> he perhaps optimistically the movie iowa to soundtrack for air force one and ,ave an economic speech critical of the sluggish page out ofking a playbook. >> we need real change, big change. come.ime has sides concede at this wate there are very fe forcided, they are looking e
numbers just coming in right now. an awkward campaign moment for mitt romney slamming the stimulus inside a business that benefitted from it. and dire new warnings of a monster storm -- monster storm, they say potentially devastating the northeast united states. how bad will it actually be? we have the latest forecast. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> we're now only eleven days -- we're now only eleven days from the president election, and nowhere is the campaign battle being waged more fiercely than in the battleground state of ohio. 18 electoral votes are at stake there. president obama took them in 2008. our brand new cnn/orc poll is just coming in and it shows president obama leading in ohio right now 50% to mitt romney's 46%. but that's within the sampling error. it's a statistical tie in other words. our chief national correspondent john king is joining us. john, break down the numbers for us. no state right now is more important than ohio. >> you can make that case. no state is more important than ohio. you mention it's within the mar
for the oval office hits the final stretch now. president obama and republican challenger mitt romney is hitting the swing states, paying particular attention to the buckeye state. steve brown has the latest now from the campaign trail. >> you have -- >> president obama starting off the day at a doughnut shop in tampa, florida, getting dozens of glazed treats for a planned visit of a firehouse downtown. >> the president of the united states of america! [ cheering ] >> reporter: later, he addressed supporters at a nearby campaign rale, part of his 48-hour campaign frenzy. >> i ve come to florida today to does ask you for your vote. >> reporter: there-from-there, it was off to richmond, virginia, for another rally. >> are you fired up? >> yeah! >> are you ready to go? >> yeah! >> reporter: the president spent the day painting republican challenger mitt romney has someone who, because he constantly switches positions, can't be trusted. >> trust matters. you want to know whoever is in the oval office is going to fight for you. >> the next president of the united states, mitt romney! >> re
. corkins has already pled not guilty to the first set of charges he faced. >>> mitt romney will continue his tour of battle ground states. he flies from ohio to ames, iowa, where his campaign will deliver what it calls a closing argument. the presidential candidate will return to ohio later today. president obama will campaign in ohio on monday. he's staying here in the district today. he returned late last night from a marathon 40-hour campaign trip, which included stops in eight states. one of those states was illinois, where he voted yesterday afternoon. today the president heads to georgetown university. he will tape an mtv special in which he will answer young voters' questions. >>> as both campaigns target swing states, one new poll seems to show mitt romney gaining momentum nationwide. romney has a 50%-47% lead over the president. it's the first time in the campaign the former governor has reached the 50% mark, and the economy may be to thank. when asked who they trust most to handle the economy, likely voters give romney a 52-43% advantage over the president. it's the first time
as president obama and mitt romney tour the country. making stops in key battle ground states. fox's john roberts has the latest now from reno, nevada. >> reporter: president obama racking up the miles in an effort to peel up the votes. mr. obama starting his day off in iowa and will be making stops in colorado, nevada, florida, virginia, and ohio the next two days. >> and i had to search to ask you for your vote. to ask you for your support so we can finish what we started. >> reporter: many say the buckeye state could be the deciding factor in the battle for the oval office. the commander in chief making more campaign stops there than any other state. vice president judien in marion -- joe biden in in marion, ohio, trying to keep him and the president on the job for another four years. >> the president and i will not stand by and let china break international trade agreements that hurt the people of ohio or any other state. >> reporter: romney's running mate, paul ryan, also courting voters in the buckeye state by doing four more years of an obama white house is a recipe for a disaster.
since her murder? >>> after wrapping their final debate, president obama and mitt romney jumped back on the debate trail looking for every last vote. the campaign planned to spend all of their time in a handful of battle ground states? >>> the dust is still settling from last night's debate. trying to win an election that many say is too close for comfort. the president rallied voters in florida and once again accused his republican challenger of having a selective memory. >> if you say you love american cars during the debate but you wrote an article that says "let detroit go bankrupt" you might have ronnesia. that is not leadership you can trust. you know me. you can trust that i say what i mean. >> the president is also targeting voters in ohio today teaming up with biden in dayton. romney has rallies in nevada and colorado. they are spending the next few weeks in the battle ground states. polls show the candidates are virtually tied. they are expected to spend around $100 million on tv ads from now until election day. romney continues to ham near the president on voter's number 1
. >> thanks a lot. >> now to democracy 2012 news tonight. president obama and mitt romney are hitting as many tossup states as possible today. we go live to washington. it's getting easy to predict where the events will hold events. these tossup states are where they're hanging out. >> reporter: there's only a handful of swing states. that's where youl find president obama and mitt romney from now until election day. >> we're starting here in ohio -- >> reporter: as time runs out and money runs thin both campaigns are picking and choosing their states wisely. it labels eight states as tossups. that includes iowa, stop number one for the president today. >> if you said you won't give a big tax cut to the wasn't thy but you're caught on video promising it would include the top 1%, then you might have rom knee sha. >> reporter: obama made his way west to colorado, another state up for grabs. later tonight he heads to nevada where romney held his first campaign event of the day. >> he's out of ideas and out of excuses. in november you're going to put him out of office. >> reporter: after nevada r
with election day rapidly approaching. the president will rally florida and richmond, virginia. romney stays put in ohio. the latest on their campaign blitz with 12 days to go before election day. >> these guys have both been busy. all of the states that both candidates hit yesterday. and this is a pace that's going to continue. >> reporter: california isn't a swing state but the president stopped there last night for the tonight show. the latest attack on mitt romney that he supposed richard merdock saying that pregnancies that result from rape still reflect the will of god. a position romney disagrees with. >> these distinctions about rape don't make too much sense to me. >> but a new ap poll shows efforts by the obama campaign may not be working. the president and mitt romney are relatively even in their support from men and women. romney campaigned in ohio before heading to -- in iowa before heading to ohio. >> make sure they vote for me this time. >> the president will cast his birth early. this as both campaigns may be mulling over a troubling possibility come november 6th. a tie in the el
, florida in the next hour and crowd of supporters are awaiting remarks from governor mitt romney and crucial battleground state of ohio. we'll bring you that live. first, let's check in political kosh dented carl cameron. she streaming live -- let's check in with carl cameron. >> live in i-75 having left where the event was a little while ago. we are en route where we'll have second of three events in ohio today. all of which were impromptu as mitt romney had cancelled his schedule in virginia and come here and campaign in the buckeye state with his running mate. in salina, second day in a row he aggressively courted moderate independent swing voters, new rhetoric from him. it came in right on the border of indiana in a very republican party of ohio. what he is trying to do is energize the republican base but courted the moderate swing voters. listen. >> i know there is good democrats that love america just like we do. i want to reach across the aisle to them, work together, put the interests of the people ahead of the politicians. we've got to do this. it's too critical a time.
. >> unlike mitt romney, i am actually proud to talk about what is ended. >> the plan spells out his agenda for creating jobs and middle-class security. comes with a wave of republican criticism that the president is all talk with no agenda. >> the new strategy includes direct mail to voters and tv ads in swing states. >> the romney campaign says the president is offering more of the same. >> the president's path means 20 million people out of work, struggling for a good job. >> romney and running mate paul ryan are in nevada. romney says a bold reform is what the country needs, not the same old stale policies. >> we have not heard of an agenda from the president. >> with polls showing the race locked in a virtual tie, political analysts say the election may turn on which side has the better get out the vote machine. >> both teams are stealing a page from george w. bush. >> the swing state blitz will continue practically nonstop. mitt romney will also be hitting colorado, iowa, and ohio. >> how is the electoral college map looking at this point? >> the associated press is estimat
romney with a slight lead over president obama. >> with just 11 days to go it is all up for grabs and depending more than ever on state ohio where abc's karen travers has been tracking the candidates. >> reporter: finishing off a marathon two-day campaign blitz, president obama rolled into the most critical battleground of all -- >> hello, ohio! [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: ohio with its 18 electoral votes could be state that decide the next president. >> this send a message not just across ohio but across the whole country. this campaign is growing, the momentum is building, we are taking back america. [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: polls in the battleground state show the president with edge. latest poll in ohio has him up by five. buckeye state voters are used to being center of political universe. this year they're being showered with attention. the president made 14 stops. the state he visited most in office. mitt romney, 15 trips. about a third of all vote nationwide will be cast before election day. and the campaigns are trying to lock down supporters now so t
poll shows that president obama and governor romney are in a dead heat among likely voters. >> that tells you the potential that still exists for the race to be a little unexpected. that is what the campaign is coming down to. each of the candidates are going to their bases. >> the candidates will meet sitting side by side, a much different look than the previous two debates. the first, a more traditional standing debate. the second, a conversation in the round. tonight, the topic is for policy. today the obama campaign released a new ad attacking romney's position. >> president obama ended the iraq war. mitt romney would have left 30,000 troops there and called bringing them home tragic. >> romney is expected to question obama's handling of the violence at the consulate in libya. >> need to assure officials in the u.s. government that they will have proper security. they did not have proper security. >> so on the agenda, iran's nuclear program and israel. both will mention how their policies overseas will the nearly benefit the economy at home. more americans are expressin
debates and we haven't heard an agenda from the president. >> governor romney's foreign policy has been wrong and reckless. last night he was all over the map. >> reporter: president obama went on the attack occasionally resulting to sarcasm. >> i'm glad you recognize the al qaeda is threat. a few months ago when asked what the biggest geopolitical threat, you said russia and they're asking for their 19 80's policies back oar mitt romney often agreed with the president but mentioned the economy anytime he got. >> in order to fulfill our role in the world we have to strengthen our economy at home. you can't have 23 million people struggling to get a job. >> reporter: very different from the debate last week in which libya was one of the most heated topics. take a look at who won the debate. this is a cnn/orc poll. if you're keeping track at him, that means in the most general terms most people thought mitt romney won the first round. president obama took the next two debates. the polls show the polls tight are than ever. >> now that the debates are over, what is the final campaign strate
debate, president obama and that romney are making their final pleas to those in swing states. daniel has more from washington. >> after a late night in florida, mitt romney was at the airport early. heading straight for nevada, a swing state that could be leading towards president obama. obama state and florida, also swing state, turning his attention away from last night 'foreign policys debate to hear at,. >> i laid out a plan for jobs and middle class security. unlike mitt romney, i am actually proud to talk about what is in it. >> spoke about the plan and a 20 page booklet just released along with a new tv advertisement. >> read my plan, compared to governor romney's and decide which is better for you. >> the latest from the ad is focusing on last night tiered >> he said america had dictated other nations. america has not dictated other nations. we have it freed other nations. >> romney accused the president of not showing leadership overseas. >> nor in the world is america's influence greater today than it was four years ago. >> obama portrayed mitt romney as inconsistent in the mid
be a week away, but mitt romney plans on delivering what his campaign calls a closing argument today. the republican presidential nominee will give the major speech in iowa. he'll head there from ohio. romney made three stops in the buckeye state, including this rally in worthington. president obama is back in washington after his grueling 40-hour campaign trip. he returned late last night. today he'll return to georgetown university to tape a tv special with young voters. >>> as candidates look to make a push towards election day, one poll gives romney the momentum heading into the final days. the abc news tracking poll gives romney a 50-47% lead over the president. it's the first time in the campaign the governor has reached the 50% mark, and the economy may be to thank for that. when asked who do they trust the most to handle the economy, likely voters gave romney a 52-43% advantage over the president. it's the first time either candidate has had a clear lead on that issue. another poll shows that some of the most important swing states are still practically in a dead heat. in col
message. mitt romney's campaign releasing two ads today, one highlighting his plan to create 12 million jobs. >> i'm going to make sure that we get people off of food stamps. not by cutting the program, but by getting them good jobs. >> reporter: president obama also stopped in battleground ohio with vice president joe biden and continued to portray mitt romney as a candidate who is changing his positions to get elected. >> it's called romnesia. we joke about -- governor romney being all over the map but it speaks to something important. it speaks of trust. >> reporter: the republican ticket spent the day in western toss-up states. in nevada, mitt romney and paul ryan continued to criticize the president for not providing enough specifics about a second term. >> we haven't heard an agenda from the president and that's why his campaign is taking on waterand our campaign is going. >> reporter: president obama sits down for a live interview with mtv this friday. governor romney has been invited to do the same. sometime before the november 6th election. in washington, nicole collins, fox n
, president obama fires some schwab barbs while governor romney emphasizes where the two agree. >> in the 1980s or now, calling to ask for their foreign policy back. >> attacking me is not an agenda. >> this morning reaction from both running mates. vice president joe biden and congressman paul ryan as the campaign enters the two-week sprint to election day today, tuesday, october 23rd, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today," decision 2012, with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on this tuesday morning. i'm savannah guthrie. >> and i'm matt lauer. >> the presidential debates wrapped up with a high-energy performance from president obama. meanwhile, governor romney criticized the president for his foreign policy record over the last four years, and it had a different feel from any of the other two. >> yeah. we have had three very distinct debates. debate season is over. two weeks to election day, but here's how it's all playing out this morning in the papers. the headline in "usa today," obam
've done it before, i'll do it again. i'm mitt romney, and i approve this message. >>> we are back now with more on hurricane sandy. this storm is already having an effect on the presidential race. president barack obama camp is keeping a close eye on the storm. they are urging residents to monitor the weather reports. mitt romney's camp cancelled an appearance. today romney took his campaign to the battleground state of iowa. his focus there the economy and on a new government report that shows the economy growing but at a slow rate. romney called the report discouraging. >> the president's campaign slogan is this, forward, but to 23 million americans trying to find a good job these last four years feel a lot more like backward. >> president obama is off the campaign trail today resting up after spending 40 straight hours on the road campaigning in eight battleground states. the white house however did react to that new economic report saying there is more work to do to fix the country's money problems. the report shows the economy is heading in the right direction. >>> tens of millio
obama, y su rival mitt romney se enfrentaran esta noche en un tercer debate, en la que podria ser la ultima posibilidad de ambos de convencer a los votantes indecisos... fernando pizarro, nos brinda un adelanto de lo que podriamos esperar en boca raton...fernando. ============intro muy buenas tardes. barack obama y mitt romney tendran la ultima oportunidad de dirigirse directamente a millones de votantes en el tercer debate presidencial. ============== sentados en este escenario en la universidad de lynn en boca raton, florida, los 2 candidatos presidenciales debatiran principalmente sobre politica exterior. segun este analista internacional, barack obama parte con ventaja por su experiencia en la casa blanca. michael werz, centro progreso americano 1 presidente norteamericano tiene que preocuparse por todo el mundo si quiere o no. esta es la historia de este pais, de su presidencia, la presidencia de george bush, la presidencia de bill clinton. todos empiezan con 1 politica domestica y si quieren o no tienen que involucrarse en conflictos del mundo. sin embargo, mitt romney ha criti
obama and mitt romney faced off at lynn university. the candidates were forced to answer tough questions on foreign policy. >> reporter: this debate lasted 90 minutes and covered a wide variety of topics related to foreign policy. mitt romney and president obama sat side by side and that format didn't stop them from attacking each other. >> attack me is not an agenda. >> the world needs a strong america and it is stronger than when i came in office. >> reporter: in the third and final debate the focus was foreign pole say opportunitymitt romney to go over the president's record. >> what has happened is as we watch the rising tide in the middle east of chaos occur, you see al-qaeda rushing in. >> reporter: in a chance for the president to hit romney on the foreign policy credentials. >> i know you haven't been in a position to actually execute foreign policy, but, every time you offered an opinion, you have been wrong. >> reporter: the 90 minute showdown featured heated exchanges like this over the attack on the outs cons will -- consulate in libya. >> we are seeing a pretty dramatic reve
. final faceoff. president obama and governor romney go head-to-head on foreign policy. a tough and tense debate. the president on offense. >> whether it's afghanistan, whether it's iraq, whether it's now iran, you've been all over the map. >> attacking me is not an agenda. attacking me is not talking about how we're going to deal with the challenges that exist in the middle east. >> and the line of the night that lit up online. >> well, governor, we also have fewer horses and bayonets because the nature of our military's changed. >> overnight polls say obama won. but will it determine this supertight race? >>> developing now. is a halloween hurricane headed for the east coast? tropical storm sandy, on track across jamaica to head north. will it become the perfect storm? >>> new warnings about caffeine-filled energy drinks. five deaths under investigation, including this 14-year-old. her parents say she died after drinking 2 large cans of monster energy in 24 hours. what the fda is doing now. >>> and times square is now "red" square. thousands lined up all night to hear the hottest pop st
romney today oar are mitt romney is focusing on swing states, ohio being one. he was at three events. so far plenty of shaking hands and criticism into the president. >> his campaign gets smaller and smaller, focused on smaller and smaller things. our campaign is about big things. america faces big challenges. we recognize this is a year with a big choice and americans want to see big changes and i'm going to bring it to this country. >> reporter: the latest poll shows president obama leads mitt romney 49% to 44%. that falls within the margin of error, so the state is up for grabs. >> what about the president. he's taking a different type of strategy. what was the approach today? >> reporter: he's in the middle of this whirlwind trip. this is a two-day trip. it was all about florida, virginia and ohio. the president did sound a bit hoarse from all these campaign events but he still went after romney and called out his economic vision. >> a plan to -- >> we're going to move on to another election store result an influential republican is giving his support to poafnlt former secretary of s
days to go with the race for the white house in the final stretch. president obama and mitt romney crisscross the country, hitting key battleground states. but will sandy put a damper on their campaigning? >>> and he's bringing sorry back. just a week after he said i do, justin timberlake is saying "i apologize" to his fans. we'll tell you why. today is saturday, october 27th, 2012. >> from nbc news, this is "today" with lester holt and andrea canning. live from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. >>> good morning. welcome to "today" on a saturday morning. i'm lester holt. >> and i'm andrea canning. so happy to be here. thank you for having me. >> great to have you. you brought your umbrella, boots and maybe a boat. >> it's a big weekend. i love how you tell me you'll be living on granola bars the next few days. >> i'm in the middle of it. they say stock up on supplies. this could be a bad one. all eyes on this storm. >> all eyes on tropical storm sandy this morning as it slowly makes its way up the east coast. >> it was downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm. right now it's
president obama and governor mitt romney in 48 hours. the candidates will scare off and in one final debate. he's the latest. >> reporter: with 17 days to go until the election, monday's foreign policy debate will be the last shot for either candidate to address audiences in the tens of millions. president obama spent the day at camp david preparing for the final faceoff with mitt romney and he's infla preparing for the debate. both reports were posted on the federal election commission website last night. the obama campaign collected $126 million in november to mitt romney's $77 million. at the beginning of october, mr. obama had $99 million left in his campaign account and mitt romney had 63 million. the running mate was talking about up energy independence today yo and on day one when he's faced with the decision to build a keystone pipeline, we will say you can build that and the oil won't go to china. >> reporter: he hit romney on foreign and domestic policy. >> all of a sudden, romney claims he doesn't have a $5 trillion tax cut. where did it go? the president -- you got it. the presi
/"washington post" poll shows the two candidates close. governor romney with a three-point lead tonight. and 12 days to go before americans get to the polls. your voice, your vote. all roads are leading to one state, ohio. abc's david muir is there to tell us why. david? >> reporter: good evening, diane. as you know, ohio could be the key to the presidency. the president needs it to hold on, mitt romney needs it to make the map work. which is why both candidates are tailoring their message to ohio voters when they come to the buckeye state. and, of course, there's the ground game. tonight, we take you inside it all. here in ohio tonight, mitt romney spelling out where the stakes are the highest. o-h -- >> i-o! >> reporter: given the math, whoever wins the buckeye battle will almost certainly win the white house. the president mentioning ohio 16 times in one stop to date. >> two weeks, ohio. here in ohio. people of ohio don't forget. >> reporter: and part of the president's playbook here, a tailored message for ohio. >> if mitt romney had been president when the auto industry was on the verge of coll
this for safety reasons. we'll be right back. >>> president obama and mitt romney set to go head to head tonight. >> expected to focus on foreign policy. >> reporter: the third and final presidential debate is highly anticipated and should be full of fire works and the last opportunity for mitt romney and president obama to address millions millions of undecided voters watching at home. it's happening at lynn university where they will face off on foreign policy. some topics are the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya, red line when it comes to eye rap, relations with china and troops overseas. both sides are trying to criticize the other on the issues. >> there is a big difference, i'm concerned about governor romney becoming commander in chief. country by country, see sort of the fraying at the edges of the obama policy. >> reporter: there is a lot on the line for both candidates following a month of up and down debate performances. for the president he will have to show up to play like last time. a poll shows 51% of debate watchers thought the president did a better job in the second debat
polls that have mitt romney pulling ahead a little bit including our own abc news/washington post poll. cracking 50% for the first time. then when you look in the critical battleground, particularly in ohio. you are seeing president obama maintain a lead. so there seems to be a firewall built around the state of ohio where the national trends, even things that are going on in other battleground. don't seem to be hitting home in ohio at least just yet. so that means we have the possibility of an electoral college winner who is different than the popular vote winner. it is becoming a more probability by the days. polls show romney getting more votes. president obama with the edge in the key battleground. >> real quick, why do you think the firewall exists in ohio? what is the there in that state? >> the state is different for a couple reasons. for one reason, the unemployment rate is different than actual rate. all arguments about the economy that mitt romney is making may have less resonance. the auto industry. about one in eight folks in ohio have a job somewhat tied to the auto indust
. coming up, the election is now just nine days away. fine out what president obama and mitt romney are doing as they start the final push. also, police investigate a deadly shooting in contra costa county. and accused of killing two children in new york, where their nanny sought help right before >> new this morning in contra costa county, oakland police are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred just before 2:00 this morning. police responding to shots being fired. found a man who had been shot several times near the intersection of main street and hill avenue. he died at a local hospital. more details this morning about that nanny accused of killing two children in new york city. she has no criminal history but did recently seek psychiatric help. the children's mother found the two and six-year-old kids stabbed in the bathtub on thursday. they were fully clothed. they died on the way to the hospital. the nanny had also stabbed herself several times. she is still alive, but investigators can't question her yet because of wounds to her neck. >> two teenagers were injured when
closing campaign argument in delray beach, charging mitt romney cannot be trusted. >> everything he is doing right now is to hide his real position and try to win this election. florida, you know me. you can trust that i say what i mean. >> but at the debate, the president's mulct mitt romney concerns about the shrinking u.s. navy. >> governor, we also have fewer horses and bayonets. >> he keeps taking cheap shots. that is not presidential. >> but mitt romney held his ground. >> i don't see our influence growing around the world, i see it reseeding. >> i think mitt romney had a tactical decision to look presidential, look above the fray. that was obviously an appeal toward moderate women and in general.s >> 1 floridians who said he was leaning toward romney now says he is leaning away. >> it is definitely a coin toss. >> the election looks like a coin toss. mitt romney when the key swing state, nevada. the battleground map still seems to favor obama. they could lose in this day, when ohio, and still win the election. >> wincome to maryland in november, there are a number of importan
. the returned items will go on display inside the hotel. mitt romney putting a binder company in the spotlight and good news for dish network subscribers. jane king has the bloomberg business report. >> good morning. millions of dish network customers now have their amc networks back after the parties reached a settlement. the settlement brings back me tv.ifb and european leaders fail to discuss aid for spain. the bloomberg maryland index closing in the red. mitt romney brought big bird back into the debate. mitt romney said he drew upon binders full of women. that remark became a trendy topic on twitter. hundreds more lakes on its facebook page. debeers is cautiously optimistic about sales heading into the holidays. at the new york stock exchange, i'm jane king, bloomberg news, for wbal-tv 11 news. >> 6:20. 46 degrees at the airport. the ravens have an extra week to lick their wounds after an embarrassing loss in houston. >> was sunday's ravens' loss just a bump in the road or a sign of things to come for the rest of the season? you can share your response on wbaltv.com, on our facebook page,
told cbs this morning he respects mitt romney, but thinks he has been vague on many issues. the retired general and former diplomat also noted that president obama got the u.s. out of iraq, and in powell's words, didn't get us into any new wars. >>> president obama is wrapping up a campaign swing in the battleground state of virginia. speaking to a large crowd of supporters in richmond, he asked them to help him win a second term. northern virginia bureau chief julie carey asked voters who they think will win the commonwealth. >> i'm sorry, are you fired up? are you ready to go? >> reporter: the nonstop fly around the six battleground states was already taking a toll on president barack obama's voice as he made a stop in richmond's bird park. >> you may notice my voice sounds a little hoarse. we are right in the middle of our 48-hour fly-around campaign extravaganza. >> reporter: the crowd of 15,000 was one of the biggest in virginia this campaign season. along with his campaign blitz, mr. obama will become the first president to cast an early bal lort later today in chicago. >> i can't
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the final call today. sherrie johnson, abc2 news. >>> president obama and governor it mitt romney face off tonight. it's happening in boca raton florida. >> the outcome could turn out to one mistake any of these guys proven, they can say anything at any time. brandy hit has the details. >> reporter: it's the third and final showdown, in the debate at florida's lynn university, focusing on foreign policy. a topic that's drawn fireworks. president obama and mitt romney are expected to spar again over the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. iran will be a hot topic after the new york times reported the u.s. and iran agreed to one on one talks over the nuclear program. >> iran thinks they can go faster and harder. >> reporter: the white house denied a meeting is sets but added it's open to one on one talks. >> president obama has been preparing for the debate at camp david. mitt romney in florida. as we gave this advice during a football game between the press and staff. the president has a 5 point lead among registered voters. another poll shows the race is a dead heat, 47%. the candidates
to the republican ticket, mitt romney and paul ryan attending a rally in iowa today. paul ryan will also campaign in alabama. ann romney campaigning in virginia beach, with an expert and richmond. arizona senator john mccain stumping for romney in woodbridge and in fairfax. >> jim moran speaking out about the criminal probe into his son's actions. arlington police launched an investigation after a conservative group released an undercover video of patrick moran allegedly giving a plan to commit the voter fraud. he doespatrick resigned from the campaign. >> there's a new report revealing where wealthy singles are located in the d.c. area. >> and what wall street is watching today. linda bell has more from bloomberg in new york. >> we're watching apple. stock-index futures indicating a lower open. dropping 100 points for the dow jones. apple is spending more to refresh its product line to keep up with samsung. apple sold your ipads in the than what analysts predicted, mainly because customers were waiting for the ipad mini. the pentagon may be able to help out apple's business. it plans to open its
and legacy. >>> battleground: florida. president obama and mitt romney getting set to face off here in the sunshe state tomorrow in their final debate. the polls show a razor tight race with voters here potentially holding the key to the white house. we're live in tampa on the front lines. >>> and too young -- a startling new documentary shines a light on how young girls are influenced sexually by pop culture and social media. why you may want to keep a closer eye on what your kids are watching. "today," sunday, october 21st, 2012. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today" decision 2012. battleground: florida with lester holt live from tampa, florida, and jenna wolfe, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to a special edition of "today" on a sunday morning. i'm lester holt reporting from the university of tampa, our first stop in a tour of the three key battleground states in this year's presidential election. we'll be doing this the next few weekends. my colleague, jenna wolfe is back in studio 1a. jenna, good morning,
between president obama and governor romney could not be closer, raising the stakes even higher for tonight's third and final presidential debate. >>> and he walked away. a man steps into the path of an oncoming car. the split-second move that saved his life today, monday, october 22nd, 2012. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today, decision 2012" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and good morning. welcome a special split edition of today on this monday morning, debate day, i'm savannah guthrie. >> i'm willie geist in this morning for matt. more on those new poll numbers and tonight's final presidential debate here at lynn university in boca raton. they will do that on the stage behind me here, that in just a moment. first, savannah, your heart goes out to the victims of the mass shooting in suburban milwaukee. >> the terrible story, willey. the alleged shooter now identified as 45-year-old radcliffe haughton. police say he opened fire at a busy salon on sunday morning, killing three people and wounding f
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and for anyone to a twist my words otherwise is absurbed and sick. the mitt romney campaign which released an ad supporting murdock distanced himself from the republican and the press secretary says governor romney disagrees with the comments and they don't reflect his views." megan. >>> 5:45. you teach your children about strangers and are hoping what you say stays with them for a lifetime. one little girl says that lesson save her life -- saved her life. she is 8 and was at the bus stop near her col degree home -- cal rough's -- colorado home when a car drove up. she remembered what she was to do and it took one word. >> i was standing at the bus stop and there was a black man told me to get in the car and i said no and then he drove away. >> she knew what to do so witnesses say that they have seen a car driving around that bus stop before and the school isn't letters to parents warning them about the suspicious -- sent letters to parents warningthem about the suspicious driver. >>> it's the best outcome for funeral. a man shocked his family when he walked into a funeral that was being held fo
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